Johanna Nowik, 21, hails from North Plainfield, New Jersey, and began her viola studies in 2011 with Michael Stewart and Brett Deubner. In 2017 she was awarded first place in the strings division at the Pasadena Showcase House Instrumental Competition and was a bronze medalist in the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa as violist of the Viano String Quartet. Ms. Nowik was also the Grand Prize recipient of both the Wharton Music Center Young Artists Competition in 2014 and the New Jersey Youth Symphony Concerto Competition in 2015. In addition to her solo and chamber music experiences, Ms. Nowik has served as the principal violist of the Colburn Orchestra, YMF Debut Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Youth Symphony, and New Jersey All-State Orchestra. Ms. Nowik currently studies with Paul Coletti at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, and will return as a third-year fellow this summer to the Tanglewood Music Center.

2019-20 Orchestral Series

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Bottled at the source

Juan Pablo Contreras, LACO’s on-deck Sound Investment composer, taps the wellspring of his Mexican heritage and the spirit of great nationalist composers in his latest work.

reframe & rearrange

LACO is working alongside Derrick Spiva Jr. — a classical music composer and LACO’s newly appointed artist-educator — to reimagine music education as an opportunity for youth to celebrate cultural differences.